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We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, but what do you mean we can’t touch up our mascara while driving? And why in the world do we have to take off our fabulous high heels while driving? Is there nothing sacred in this world?

I hope you’ve noted the sarcasm here, ladies. There are many things we do in the name of beauty that could be considered dangerous, but it seems like driving under the influence (of beauty, that is) is right up there on that long list.

According to stylelist.com, a new study by the UK insurance company Churchill reveals that 20 percent of women “take their eyes off the road to check themselves out in the rearview mirror.” Seven percent of women also apply makeup while driving and 25 percent of women drive while wearing “dangerously high heels.” 

It seems pretty obvious that we should focus more on the road than our faces while driving, but what seems to be logical doesn’t always translate into reality (ahem..texting while driving?!).

What do you think, ladies? Is it dangerous to sneak a peek at yourself behind the wheel too often? Are you an offender of applying makeup while driving? Post a comment! 



Chrissy Callahan is a double major in journalism and media studies (self-designed) and French and Francophone studies at Brandeis University, graduating December 2010. A Medford, Mass. native, she works in Brandeis' Department of Creative Services, helping edit and maintain the Brandeis website. Before writing and interning for Her Campus, Chrissy was features editor for the student newspaper the Brandeis Hoot for three years. When she's not hard at work, you're most likely going to find Chrissy indulging her passion for shopping, wearing way too much pink, or eating cookie dough ice cream. She also enjoys traveling, and dreams of traveling to Paris frequently for her future career. After graduating, Chrissy hopes to get a job in beauty or fashion journalism.
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